Family together for Family Day Calgary 2019

Senior fun for Family Day

Family Day is here again! Aimed at celebrating the values of family and home, Alberta held the very first Family Day in 1990. It’s one weekend when we should all get the chance to spend a little more quality time with our loved ones. But what about those who don’t have close family? This year, why not embrace the true …

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Winter wellbeing for seniors

The freezing temperatures of a Canadian winter can certainly be challenging. Keeping seniors safe and healthy, especially those already suffering from chronic medical conditions or living in poorly insulated homes, can be a worry. So, it’s time to take a few simple precautions to transform the Big Chill into a winter wonderland to enjoy. Get prepared Getting prepared before winter …

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New Year Resolutions

When it comes to New Year resolutions, vowing to exercise more, lose weight or “just get healthier” are repeatedly top of the list. But according to an Ipsos poll, 73% of Canadians who set New Year’s resolutions will eventually end up breaking them. As seniors, resolutions which keep our minds and bodies active, whilst motivating us to get out and …

Christmas gifts for seniors

Christmas 2018: the perfect gift for seniors

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is often tricky. When it comes to choosing for a senior friend or family member, we often need to conjure all our powers of imagination! What do you buy for the person with a lifetime’s accumulation of possessions? Time to start thinking outside of the box. Sometimes just spending quality time together and raising a …

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Fire safety first for seniors

It’s no surprise that seniors face more safety risks than the younger generation. Physical and mental decline can make it much harder for seniors to identify and respond to danger, especially fire. For those choosing to live on in their own homes, the safety risks increase as mobility decreases. The good news is that by helping our loved ones understand …

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Senior diet and nutrition: not just cheese on toast

Are you: Concerned that a senior family member seems to have lost their interest in cooking? Constantly freeing their fridge from items that are way past their best? Worried that your senior parents or relatives are not eating enough – or eating a poor diet? It’s common for metabolism and appetite to change as we age, but it is also …